Join us at 1 p. Learn more. Overcoming challenges in desire is important, as sexual intimacy may translate to better health. Women are more than twice as likely as men to lose interest in sex in a long-term relationship , according to a new British study. When asked about their sex lives, 15 percent of men and 34 percent of women surveyed revealed they had lost interest for three months or longer in the previous year.
New treatments restoring sexual pleasure for older women
Why do women put up with painful sex? - BBC Three
When the FDA approved Viagra in to treat erectile dysfunction, it changed the sexual landscape for older men, adding decades to their vitality. Meanwhile, older women with sexual problems brought on by aging were left out in the cold with few places to turn besides hormone therapy, which isn't suitable for many or always recommended as a long-term treatment. Now, propelled by a growing market of women demanding solutions, new treatments are helping women who suffer from one of the most pervasive age-related sexual problems. Genitourinary syndrome, brought on by a decrease in sex hormones and a change in vaginal pH after menopause, is characterized by vaginal dryness, shrinking of tissues, itching and burning, which can make intercourse painful. GSM affects up to half of post-menopausal women and can also contribute to bladder and urinary tract infections and incontinence. Yet only 7 percent of post-menopausal women use a prescription treatment for it, according to a recent study.
Study Finds High Rate of Sexual Satisfaction in Women Over 80
Back to Sexual health. Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. To identify the reasons behind sexual dysfunction, both physical and psychological factors have to be considered, including a woman's relationship with her partner.
After 24 years together we've both learned a lot about sex. Here are some of the problems you can encounter as you get older — and tips on how to get past them. The common myth is by the time you hit your forties, your sex life will be non-existent. At the age of 20 I was clueless about sex, men and my body.